Portland, South Portland partner on plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent



South Portland

Partner on plan

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions

80 percent

Why do these cities and towns have "sustainability coordinators"?

Portland is joining forces with South Portland to develop a collaborative climate action plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Troy Moon, Portland’s sustainability coordinator, presented the plan before the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee on Thursday.

Moon, who has been working on the plan for six months, says their goal of reducing CO2 emissions 80 percent by 2050 is no easy task.

“Achieving 80 by 50 reductions will require basically a transformation of how we do business as a society. We’re so reliant on carbon-based fuels now. In order to meet those reductions, we need to find a different way to do things,” he says.

The proposed plan would cost each city $110,000 and would take place over the next 18 months. Pending approval, the cities would hire a qualified consultant, engage key stakeholders and draft the final plans.

Public comments were not taken at the presentation.

But he says curbing high levels of emissions is possible through a collaborative effort.

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Comment by Long Islander on February 17, 2018 at 11:46pm

Portland, ME Wind Ordinance


Go to "Article X" which can be found in Sec 14-751 near the bottom.

What a joke. I also wonder how much salary was wasted on this - particularly given that if you drive around Portland all day you'd likely not find a single wind turbine. It would be of Where's Waldo difficulty.

Comment by Pineo Girl on February 17, 2018 at 8:31pm

Good luck with that - The entire population of Portland and South Portland will have to walk everwhere! Its where all their greenhouse gases come from!!!

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 17, 2018 at 3:43pm

So are they planning Off-shore Turbines within view of these two communities or are they going with the flow and Leaching from someone else's portion of Maine or Ocean view?

Maybe they should invest their Green Gains into an electric trolley transport. Maybe invest that so-called Green Energy into Electric Rail systems for further reduction in the Transportation CO² contribution. After all, current Rail can transport for about ¼ the cost and pollution of Trucking. Then utilize local distribution from the Rail Heads. --- Seems we use to do some of this, back in a more logical time.

Comment by Dan McKay on February 17, 2018 at 10:41am

The scam of paying above market prices for electricity to get green from unwanted developments outside the greenies' city limits is getting out of hand. You want to go green, go green in your own backyard

Comment by arthur qwenk on February 17, 2018 at 10:30am

Can Portland be separated from the rest of Maine ?

The rest of Maine cannot afford their misplaced green zealotry.

Comment by Dan McKay on February 17, 2018 at 10:24am

Do you think they can do it within their own borders ?

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."



Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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